"My parents lost all their teeth. Bad teeth runs in my family!"
THE HONEST TRUTH
Bad teeth can be genetic just like heart attacks, stroke and other systemic diseases HOWEVER, you can change this predisposition!
How can you change your outcome for disease and especially tooth loss?
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: A healthy mouth leads to a healthier, longer life!
Here are a few tips to consider:
Take these tips into serious consideration to improve your life in many ways.
- Brush twice daily.
Yes, brush after you eat breakfast and before you go to bed.
The most important time to brush is before bed because while you sleep everything in your body slows down, including saliva flow. Saliva helps to keep a healthy oral environment.
Click HERE to watch "How to Floss" Video.
- Floss your teeth once a day.
“Only floss the teeth you want to keep.”
Brushing your teeth cleans 60% of your teeth. The in-between your teeth spaces need to be cleaned and that’s where dental floss comes in.
I prefer flossing at night and I recommend you floss each night.
You want to sleep with your mouth as clean as possible while you sleep.
While you are asleep the organs of your body slow down. One of these is production of saliva. Normal saliva flow is a good thing for lubricating your oral tissues, teeth and gums.
If plaque remains on your teeth while you sleep cavities and gum disease the plaque is like a termite that loves to eat wood. Only difference is the plaque left behind at night does a lot of damage to your teeth and gums.
You must floss in-between your teeth to prevent cavities and most importantly, gum disease. Gum disease is the Number 1 reason why people lose their teeth.
Practice relaxation. Stress is a big reason why you will have gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss.
4. Systemic diseases.
Inflammation in your mouth causes other systemic diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis and even Alzheimer’s. Even obesity plays a key role in systemic diseases and oral inflammation, etc.
Much research has been completed about the above listed diseases and the inflammatory cells in these diseases are the same inflammatory cells in gum disease.
Year after year of bleeding gums, is like a cascade of water only image the water is the inflammatory cells that cause these systemic diseases.
These diseases will not happen overnight if you have bleeding gums but year after year of bleeding gums does eventually lead to one or many of the above listed diseases or more. not mentioned above.
5. Tobacco Use (Vaping, chewing, etc, etc) is the Number 1 RISK FACTOR for gum disease and systemic diseases.
6. Routine Dental Appointments
See your dentist and dental hygienist routinely. These are the #1 oral preventive care specialists.
We don't know which came 1st oral disease or systemic disease so always seek the advise of your dental hygienist and dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy!
What happens in your mouth, at some point in your life, happens in your body. Refer above to Numbers 1 and 2 and keep a healthy mouth.
Many people think that bleeding gums are a “fact of life.”
This is not true!
Too many people think it’s normal for their gums to bleed however, if your hands bleed every time you wash them, would you find this alarming?
It’s no different with your teeth and gums.
Bleeding gums are not normal.
Celebrity Smiles Teeth Whitening products include, Carbamide Peroxide which slowly breaks down into hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen Peroxide is an antiseptic and will inhibit the harmful bacteria that causes gum disease.
The Celebrity Smiles LED Red/Blue Mouthpiece supports a healthy mouth.
Blue LED lights have been very helpful to also inhibit the bacteria in the oral plaque we all have in our mouth 24/7.
Less plaque means less chance or oral inflammation and bleeding gums.
Red LED lights heal and soothe gums plus, they can help halt the ugly canker sores as well as, mouth sores from Crohn's Disease and patients who are immune compromised.
Teeth whitening is not approved for patients who have cavities, teeth that hurt or have any oral abnormalities.
Teeth Whitening is not intended to treat gum disease however, using Red LED lights are known to support healing after gum treatment and other dental services that cause pain to your gums.
Always visit your dentist and dental hygienist routinely to create a healthy oral environment and put a halt to any sign of bleeding gums.
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